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Coronavirus: Highbridge recycling centre closes and garden waste collections halt

North Yorkshire County Council has shut all its household waste recycling centres with immediate effect - following the Prime Minister's announcement yesterday about the latest measures to tackle coronavirus.

People can still subscribe to the green waste collection scheme here https://www.iow.gov.uk/Residents/Environment-Planning-and-Waste/Waste-and-Recycling/Green-Garden-Waste/Annual-Green-Garden-Waste-Subscription-Service but the deadline is tomorrow (Thursday).

Carron McDiarmid, a council executive chief officer, said: "While we are doing our best to maintain our regular waste and recycling collections we need to be realistic and plan for staff shortages".

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Those with coronavirus symptoms should put used tissues in a separate bin bag, tie it securely and leave it for 72 hours before putting it into their wheelie bin, the government has advised. "Fly tipping is an offence and offenders will be prosecuted".

Waste recycling centres have been closed and people are being urged not to create extra waste by carrying out DIY at their homes. "Whatever happens, however, waste collections will be prioritised throughout".

'We are reminding people that we have limited capacity in our collection vehicles and at our waste transfer stations, and so we need Dorset residents to help, ' said a council spokesperson. Do not put any electrical items in any of your bins at home.

"You can of course still take any glass to our public glass recycling sites".

Coventry Council said it had closed London Road tip over social distancing. Please do not squash waste down into your bin after you've put it in there as this can prevent it falling out during the emptying process.

Where possible people should compost grass cuttings and hedge trimmings.

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